Al-Qaida Surges Back in Iraq, Reviving Old Fears
BAGHDAD October 13, 2013(AP)
By ADAM SCHRECK Associated Press
First came the fireball,then the screams of the victims. The suicide bombing just outside a Baghdadgraveyard knocked Nasser Waleed Ali over and peppered his back with shrapnel.
Al-Qaida has come roaringback in Iraq since U.S. troops left in late 2011 and now looks stronger than ithas in years. The terror group has shown it is capable of carrying outmass-casualty attacks several times a month, driving the death toll in Iraq to thehighest level in half a decade. It sees each attack as a way to cultivate anatmosphere of chaos that weakens the Shiite-led government's authority.
Iraqi officials acknowledgethe group is growing stronger.
No Al Qaida was heard in Iraq of Saddam's regime. Who brought them in?